Weʼre raising £10,000 to help fund the new Queen Elizabeth Carrier Adventure Play Area at the Fleet Air Arm Musuem.
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We are raising £10,000.00 for the new Queen Elizabeth Carrier Adventure Play Area at the Fleet Air Arm Musuem.
The new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth presents an exciting opportunity for both visitors to the museum and the families of the service men and women based at HMS Heron, Yeovilton. The Queen Elizabeth is the most advanced aircraft carrier in the world and a great window for UK government and industry.
This vessel and others of her class will be unlike anything we have ever seen in this country. It's only natural that a project of the Queen Elizabeth carriers' scale would attract the kind of attention that it has. At nearly 300m in length and with 35 aircraft on board, she is the biggest warship ever built for the Royal Navy.
The ship will be based in Portsmouth but the aircraft will fly from the historic site of RNAS Yeovilton. The airbase has been expanding for some time, with several thousand more servicemen and their families due to arrive onsite soon. Yeovilton however has been ranked in the Somerset District English Indices of Deprivation 2015 as seriously affected by Barriers to Housing and Services and the Living Environment and struggles to meet the wider community’s needs this expansion brings. This proposal is for a new Adventure Play Area to support these families with better on site facilities.
The project will develop a family-friendly aircraft carrier themed outdoor adventure playground and create an adjacent sheltered, weather-proof picnic area. The current outside play area in front of the museum is small in size, outdated and offers limited disabled access; with no opportunities for learning and engagement.
The new adventure playground will be themed to create an educational link with the history of naval flying and collections of the museum by introducing an aircraft style design and educational displays. This will create opportunities for play, enjoyment and learning and to encourage users to visit the museum.
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